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The Painted Veil by W. Somerset Maugham
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May 20, 2011

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bookshelves: audiobook, fiction, classics, i-own-it
Read from May 20 to 23, 2011

***I wrote this as my Audible review***

I bought this as part of an Audible sale (can't remember why exactly I picked it), but I ended up enjoying it. The story of an unfaithful wife, the lengths to which her husband went to punish her, and her search for redemption. You learn a little about the British living in Hong Kong in the early part of the previous century. Quite a few interesting characters. Kitty makes you want to smack her several times during the book, but you end up rooting for her to make the right decision (and you totally agree with her self-loathing after her mistake the second time around); eventually she comes around. Waddington is a gem, as are the nuns in the convent. Charles Townsend is an absolute DOG. :-) Not a very long read/"listen" and it moves along well. I enjoyed the narration.

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